Nappy Metaphysic: Special Hardcover Edition


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Indy Pub
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5.51 X 8.5 X 0.5 inches | 0.74 pounds
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About the Author

Gerald L. Coleman is a Philosopher, Theologian, Poet, and Scifi-Fantasy Author residing in Atlanta. Born in Lexington, he did his undergraduate work in Philosophy, English, and Religious Studies, followed by a Master's degree in Theology. His most recent poetry appears in, Pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, Drawn To Marvel: Poems From The Comic Books, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel Vol. 18, Black Bone Anthology, the 10th Anniversary Issue of Diode Poetry Journal, and About Place Journal. His speculative fiction short stories appear in: The Science Fiction, Cyberfunk Anthology: The City, the Rococoa Anthology by Roaring Lion, the Urban Fantasy Anthology: Terminus, the 2019 JordanCon Anthology: You Want Stories?, Dark Universe: Bright Empire, and the upcoming Dystopian Anthology by Onyx Path Publishing. He is the author of the Epic Fantasy novel saga The Three Gifts, which currently includes When Night Falls (Book One) and A Plague of Shadows (Book Two). He has been a Guest Author at DragonCon, Boskone, Blacktasticon, JordanCon, Atlanta Science Fiction & Fantasy Expo, The Outer Dark Symposium, World Horror Con, Imaginarium, and Multiverse. He recently served as the Programme Content Consultant for WorldCon Dublin and the Fantasy Track Director for Multiverse Con. He is a co-founder of the Affrilachian Poets and has released four collections of poetry entitled "the road is long," "falling to earth," "microphone check," and "Nappy Metaphysic." You can find him at


Gerald Coleman's poems give us time travel, memoir and elegant polemic -- often all at once. His poems thread together entire worlds - past and present, superheroes and saints, a joyous American childhood and the mirror image of its discontents - in a way that stays with you for years. Nappy gathers the best of them.
- Gil Duran
Editor Sacramento Bee

With Gerald L. Coleman's Nappy Metaphysic the reader begins where "a natty halo/ of thick curls" was unquestioningly believed beautiful and lands in a place where anyone can have the name freedom fighter, and the bounty of a lover who "gargles with music" may be fully ingested once we know the taste of tomorrow.
- K. Nicole Wilson
Author of This Temple

Throw away your hotcombs, perms, weaves and fake ass dreads and wrap your head around these nappy poems.
- Frank X Walker
Author of Last Will, Last Testament, Kentucky Poet Laureate 2013-2015

I enjoyed this collection of poetry immensely. This collection has poetry that is evocative of Southern nights, love lost and found, Black pride, the tenaciousness of racism, and the love between mother and son. I laughed, I cried, and I put the book down many times to just savor the poems in my mind.

- Kenesha Williams Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief Black Girl Magic Literary Magazine